Saturday, September 02, 2006

K-12 Online 2006 Convention

I am helping to spread the word about this excellent opportunity to learn from those who are doing it, talking about it and developing it. 'It' being Web 2.0 tools. This looks exciting and a great opportunity for us all to interact (and we don't have to pay for an airfare!) on a new level.

Announcing the first annual
"K12 Online 2006" convention for teachers, administrators and educators around the world interested in the use of Web 2.0 tools in classrooms and professional practice. This year's conference is scheduled to be held over two weeks, Oct. 23-27 and Oct. 30- Nov. 3 with the theme "Unleashing the Potential."

There will be four "conference strands"-- two each week. Two presentations will be published in each strand each day, Monday - Friday, so four new presentations will be available each day over the course of the two-weeks. Each presentation will be given in podcast or screencast format and released via the conference blog (URL: TBA) and archived for posterity.


Week 1
Strand A: A Week In The Classroom
Darren Kuropatwa
Keynote: Bud Hunt

Strand B: Basic/Advanced Training (one of each per day)
Convener: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Keynote: TBA

Week 2
Strand A: Personal Professional Development
Convener: Will Richardson
Keynote: Ewan McIntosh

Strand B: Overcoming Obstacles
Convener: TBA
Keynote: Anne Davis

We'd like to invite you to submit a proposal to present at the conference. If you have something you'd like to share with the community, both people who are new to blogs and/or experienced bloggers please email the appropriate conference convener above with your ideas. The deadline to submit a proposal (just the proposal, not the finished product) is September 30, 2006. One of us will contact you to finalize the date of your presentation. Your presentation may be delivered in any web-based medium (including but not limited to...podcasts, PowerPoint files, blogs, websites, wikis, screencasts, etc.) and must be emailed to your assigned conference convener one week before it goes live, (see above strands) so that it can be uploaded to the server.

For more detailed information refer to Darren's blog A Difference and K12 Online 2006

If you have any questions email one of the conference organisers:
Darren Kuropatwa
Sheryl Nusbaum-Beach
Will Richardson

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